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1 git-merge-base(1)
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4 NAME
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6 git-merge-base - Find as good common ancestors as possible for a merge
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9 SYNOPSIS
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11 'git-merge-base' [--all] <commit> <commit>
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13 DESCRIPTION
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16 "git-merge-base" finds as good a common ancestor as possible between
17 the two commits. That is, given two commits A and B 'git-merge-base A
18 B' will output a commit which is reachable from both A and B through
19 the parent relationship.
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21 Given a selection of equally good common ancestors it should not be
22 relied on to decide in any particular way.
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24 The "git-merge-base" algorithm is still in flux - use the source...
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26 OPTIONS
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28 --all::
29 Output all common ancestors for the two commits instead of
30 just one.
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32 Author
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34 Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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36 Documentation
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38 Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
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40 GIT
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42 Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite
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